Iain A. McGeoch

Iain A. McGeoch


Bilbao Office

Professional Qualifications

  • European Patent Attorney (EQE 2019)

Academic Qualifications

  • University of Glasgow, M.Sc. Chemistry (2006)

  • University of Oxford, M.Sc. Medicinal Chemistry for Cancer (2007)

Iain joined ABG in 2014 and is an associate and responsible for the running of ABG’s Basque Country office in Bilbao. His practice focuses on patent drafting and prosecution, opinion work and patentability searches in different fields of the art, with particular emphasis on the area of chemistry and pharma. He is a qualified European Patent Attorney (EQE 2019).

Before joining ABG, Iain worked for three years in another IP firm in Bilbao. Science-wise, Iain carried out his research at pharma company Merck, where he worked on the chemical synthesis and SARs of antipsychotic agents, as well as at academia at the University of Oxford in the field of cancer drug discovery, specifically in the area of PRMT and N-acetylhexosaminidase inhibitors. Lastly, at the University of Glasgow, Iain was involved in the total synthesis of piperidine alkaloid (+)-α-conhydrine, and was awarded the Professor William Parker Memorial Medal for ranking top in his Chemistry degree.

Iain is a native speaker of Spanish and English, and is fluent in German.

Email: imcgeoch@abg-ip.com